Friday 20 September 2019

X Factor hit by sound issues on Fright Night

A message flashed up on screen.

Simon Cowell attending the X Factor photocall (Ian West/PA)
Simon Cowell attending the X Factor photocall (Ian West/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

The X Factor was hit by sound issues on Saturday night, distorting the vocals of some of its performers.

A message flashed up on screen telling viewers: “We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound.”

Viewers called for ITV to axe the phone vote.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: “I thought my TV had finally given up on me after eight years but it’s just X Factor”.

This Morning host Phillip Schofield wrote: “Oh no!!! They’re all Daleks on the X Factor!!!!!”

The show had been pre-recorded on Saturday afternoon so there was no message to viewers from its host Dermot O’Leary.

The sound issues distorted contestants Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell’s performances.

One viewer joked that ex-judge Louis Walsh was “the real culprit” behind the sound issues.

And @basicallylewis wrote: “I thought they were doing the robot effect for Halloween”.

While @flump23 added: “Surely the votes need to be halted. We can’t hear them sing properly. It’s not fair on them.”

An X Factor spokeswoman told the Press Association it was looking into the problems.

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